Black Box Series:
The Altruists by Nick Silver
directed by Teresa Vignau
Audition Dates: December 10th and 11th, 2018 / 7pm at the Stonzek Studio Theatre.
No appointment necessary.
Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott
Director: Daniel Eilola
Audition Dates: January 7th & 8th, 2019 at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Please prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue. You may be asked to read from the script.
Performance Dates: February 28-March 17, 2019
Suzy Hendrix – 25 to 35. Suzy is married to Sam. Recently blinded in a car accident, Suzy is still adjusting to her blindness. She is very likeable with a good sense of humor, and a strong need for independence, but she relies heavily on Sam. She is a perfectionist. She is small in stature, and physically vulnerable. She does not get along well with Gloria.
Harry Roat, Jr. – 30’s to 50’s. Roat is a very creepy sociopathic con man who we know is capable of murder. He is a ‘loose cannon’ that reacts suddenly, violently and without conscience. He is the ringleader of this con. He will need several accents during the course of the play.
Sgt. Carlino – 30’s to 50’s. Carlino is Mike’s partner, but he’s not as likeable as Mike. He is older, and physically out of shape. He is a follower, not a leader. You get the feeling he does not like what he does, but doesn’t know how to do anything else. Roat has given him this name for the purposes of this con. Bronx accent preferred.
Mike Talman – mid 20’s to 40’s. Mike is a professional con man. He has spent time in jail and has pulled many cons with Carlino. Talman is a good liar. He should be very likeable and charismatic, but with a dark side. Through a crisis of conscience, he isn’t sure he can follow through with the plan. Bronx accent preferred.
Sam Hendrix – 28 to 40. Sam is married to Suzy. He is a professional photographer and a former Marine. He is very organized. He is kindly, trustworthy and almost fatherly toward Suzy. He also interacts very well with Gloria.
Gloria – 10 to 13. Gloria is the upstairs neighbor to Suzy and Sam. Sam has been paying her to help Suzy with chores and shopping. She doesn’t have much experience around adults other than Sam and Suzy. She is very independent and doesn’t like to be told what to do. She acts out when upset.
Police Officer #1 & #2 – 20’s to 40’s, one man, one woman. These officers are self‐assured and trustworthy characters who come in only at the end of the play. Note: Actors cast for this role will also be part of our stage crew
Director: Debi Marcucci
Music Director – Roger Blankenship
Choreographer – Katie Petronio
Audition Dates: February 4th and 5th, 2019 at 7pm, Possible Callbacks February 6th, 2019 at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse.
Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. An audio device with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No acappella auditions.
Please also wear or bring comfortable attire, as all auditioners will be required to move.
Performance Dates: April 11-28, 2019
Charity Hope Valentine (30s-40s): Down-on-her-luck, but always hopeful, dance-hall hostess who dreams of finding true love.
Helene (20s-40s): Sultry and sassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom and one of Charity’s best friends. Mezzo with a ballsy sound and a good dancer.
Nickie (30s-40s): Brassy New Yorker, dancer at the Fandango Ballroom, and Charity’s best friend. Mezzo with a strong belt and a good dancer.
Vittorio Vidal (30s-40s): Italian movie star and drop dead gorgeous. Has a way with the ladies and a hot-headed wife, named Ursula. Baritone with an operatic sound.
Oscar Lindquist (30s-40s): A square and claustrophobic accountant with a sweet nature and a gentle touch. Baritone.
Herman (30s-70s): Grizzled and sleezy owner of the Fandango Ballroom, but with a heart of gold. Must be a strong tenor.
Ursula March (20s-40s): Hot headed and jealous wife of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. Has quite a flair for the dramatic. Will double as several roles in Act 2. Must be a strong and versatile comedic actress and a good mover.
Daddy Brubeck (20s-50s): A groovy and hip cat who starts the Rhythm of Life revival church. Think Sammy Davis Jr., if Sammy was a flower child and loved acid. Baritone with serious soul, ability to scat, and a good mover. Strong comedic timing.
Carmen (20s-50s): Brassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Very sarcastic. Good comedic actress. Must be a good dancer.
Rosie (18+): The hot new girl at the Fandango Ballroom. Fresh off the bus, but whip smart and easily corrupted. Must be a good dancer.
Suzanne, Frenchy, Betsy, Elaine (20s-50s): The featured dance hall hostesses at the Fandango Ballroom. All must be strong character actors who can move. A grizzled and tired bunch, working at a dead end job in Times Square. Lots and lots and lots of attitude
Ensemble Roles (20s-50s): Good comedic character actors who can play multiple featured roles with ease. Must also be excellent singers and movers who can dance with attitude in a Fosse style. Will play multiple featured characters as well as dance in Big Spender, Rich Man’s Frug, Rhythm of Life, and I’m a Brass Band.
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